Abdul Karim

1863 - 1909

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Mohammed Abdul Karim (1863 — 20 April 1909), also known as "the Munshi", was an Indian attendant of Queen Victoria. He served her during the final fourteen years of her reign, gaining her maternal affection over that time. Karim was born the son of a hospital assistant at Lalitpur, near Jhansi in British India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdul Karim has received more than 82,206 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Abdul Karim is the 2,150th most popular politician (up from 3,519th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from India (up from 96th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Indian Politician.

Abdul Karim is most famous for being the first person to translate the Quran into English.

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Among politicians, Abdul Karim ranks 2,150 out of 15,710Before him are Nur Muhammad Taraki, Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Ram Nath Kovind, Hedwig of Silesia, Jotham of Judah, and Luís I of Portugal. After him are Anund Jacob, Pedro V of Portugal, Alexander Helios, Emperor Suzong of Tang, Albert III, Duke of Austria, and James Francis Edward Stuart.

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Among people born in 1863, Abdul Karim ranks 20Before him are Alexandre Yersin, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Carlos I of Portugal, Werner Sombart, Austen Chamberlain, and Vladimir Vernadsky. After him are Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, Wilhelm Marx, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Max Wolf, and Albert Calmette. Among people deceased in 1909, Abdul Karim ranks 9Before him are Geronimo, Isaac Albéniz, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Hermann Minkowski, Francisco Tárrega, and Itō Hirobumi. After him are Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Peder Severin Krøyer, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Felice Beato, and Zinovy Rozhestvensky.

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Among people born in India, Abdul Karim ranks 65 out of 1,227Before him are Vātsyāyana (300), Meera (1498), Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), Ramana Maharshi (1879), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945). After him are Aśvaghoṣa (80), Harsha (590), Pete Best (1941), Nathuram Godse (1910), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).


Among politicians born in India, Abdul Karim ranks 19Before him are Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Tipu Sultan (1750), Narendra Modi (1950), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945). After him are Harsha (590), Śuddhodana (-590), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888).